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Am I regretting my 3DS purchase?

Dannehkins | 1017d ago
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In the past, I sold my DS for the sole reason that I wasn't getting much use out of it, only to ever repurchase one - a second hand model saying that - because it seems that I can not resist the lure of Pokemon games and Mario Kart.

So on comes along the Nintendo 3DS and I purchase it thinking that I have myself sorted. The launch line-up was not very good admittedly; however, I was hoping that some more interesting games would soon be released surely and these would be the kind of games that always seem to draw me back for more.

Well that was then and this is now and it's a sad state affairs when I say the only game that has tempted me as of yet is Zelda. It's been said time after time again to the point where it is almost ubiquitous that the Nintendo 3DS just doesn't have any real strong contenders out there just yet.

So now unfortunately I find myself thinking, was I a fool for being one of the initial purchasers of the console? It most definitely seems that I was inane to think that Nintendo would put some strong first party contenders beside the console for launch and I don't think I'm alone in that statement.

I think what rubs salt in the wound is when I take a look at the PS VIta launch line up; it looks so impressive, but I suppose that is a matter of preference.

There is no doubt in my mind that the 3DS will come into its own, but the question is when? I will no doubt hang onto the console until a game worthy of my money appears, but I can't help but feel that it was foolish to rush in so quick. Fool me once, but you won't fool me twice.

So how is everyone finding their 3DS? Is it living up to your expectations or are you also finding yourself waiting for that game which will justify your purchase? I know I am...

Tachyon_Nova  +   1016d ago
Yes, you were a fool. Being one of the first to buy something doesn't make sense unless there are at least a few games in the first month or two that you want to play or you have thousands of dollars of disposable income.

It baffles me how you managed to make the same mistake you made with the DS with the 3DS, and then go on to say that "Fool me once, but you won't fool me twice." Um, thats exactly what Nintendo did. You said it yourself, there are no games for 3DS yet, so why did you buy it when you had to sell your DS because it had no games? Just admit that you either got sucked into the hype or have some sort of personal insecurity which compulses you to be one of the first people to have new technology.
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Dannehkins  +   1016d ago
Where I see your point - some of them that is - I think you got a bit ahead of yourself with your comment.

I can assure you I have no personal insecurity and I wasn't trying to hide anything. I was trying to have a discussion and they usually don't come about when someone is hell bent on insulting you.
Tachyon_Nova  +   1016d ago
Haha, sorry if I insulted you, it was meant to be a bit lighthearted but its kind of hard to transfer tone of voice with text.

Anyway, in future and this includes for PS Vita I would recomend for you to not but a new console unless there are already multiple games that you want to play for the system with more on the horizon, it is silly to buy hardware any other way.
Dannehkins  +   1016d ago
And that it is. I apologise for my reply.

But your point went through nevertheless. I do see your point and I admit I was probably caught up in the hype unfortunately.
hiredhelp  +   1015d ago
@tachyon_nova
With all due respect vita has a small libary games in the works, more than what was shown at E3
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NewMonday  +   1015d ago
the DS is still better than the 3DS, my most wanted handheld game is Devil Survivor 2
cgoodno  +   1015d ago
***With all due respect vita has a small libary games in the works, more than what was shown at E3***

But, that doesn't mean that any of them will be the type a person is looking to play. For example, how many of those will be RPGs (Japanese or otherwise)?
Just_The_Truth  +   1015d ago
@cgoodno the great thing about the vita is that your guaranteed PS1(downloadable ),psp(downloadable), minis, pssuite and probably most psn games (seeing how all those are available to the psp now) at launch that right there enough to last you and if the vita supports ps2 games it's over. Mixed in thoses groups i'm sure there'll be a few rpgs. FFX would be awesome.
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Strange_Evil  +   1016d ago
You should have waited. Even if tomorrow Sony comes out and announces PS4, I won't buy it till there is substantial software from the 1st party. 3DS for 1 really makes no sense to buy at this point of time. There is hardly any software out there apart from Zelda, I would have waited for the big hitters to come out. Who knows, in order to stay competitive when PSV launches, the price would drop..? I personally am going for the Vita over the 3DS for personal preference, but still, if there was no Uncharted for Vita, I would have waited on that as well.

I am still baffled why Nintendo launched the 3DS so early. There is hardly any hype or software for it. They should have waited for more 1st party games to lure people in and should have launched it in the holiday season.
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Dannehkins  +   1016d ago
Aye.

Usually I am more 'thorough' with my hardware searches, but with a severe lack of games that were interesting me, I just wanted to get my hands on something new and refreshing.

At least we are all agreed that they made a cock-up with the launch.
Michael-Jackson  +   1016d ago
If I did buy a 3DS I would probably regret it because the launch Models are always like prototypes, you know a slimmer, cheaper, better games, less power consumption and more reliable model will come out and it's better to wait instead of buying it again.
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Nate-Dog  +   1016d ago
Probably was a mistake but I think everyone does it at least once (my time was with the PSP). In fairness too Nintendo have been developing the WiiU too for a while so their focus drifted away from the 3DS clearly, but knowing Nintendo they won't neglect it and will begin to get their titles out soon.

I wouldn't particularly look at the PSVita and think that it's launch line-up will mean much, the PSP's massive downfall was it's lack of consistent releases and consistent good games and there's all the chance of the same thing happening with the PSV too if Sony and devs focus too much on porting PS3 titles to it and don't actually develop first-party titles specifically for the system itself. It could easily have a strong launch line-up and suffer the same fate as the PSP, let's just hope that won't happen. I know I'm not getting it early on myself anyway though after trying that with the PSP.
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zero_gamer  +   1016d ago
I own a launch 3DS and not regretting my purchase, aside of the hefty pricetag. Then again I did not purchase a DSlite, a DSi, nor a DSiXL. I gamed on my eyesore phat gray DS all generation long unlike every other DS gamer, so I think the 3DS is a worthwhile replacement and upgrade in my scenario.
Graphics  +   1016d ago
I never ever had plans on buying the 3ds. The only reason I purchased my 3ds was because I found it for $200 brand new, plus the fact that super street fighter 4 was on 3DS. I am a super hardcore ssf4 guy, all I was thinking of was how much practice I will be able to get playing, so I instantly bought it. I play SSF4 3DS everyday online. I don't regret buying it because of the lack of software, I only regret that I had to pay $200 for it. Wish is was more like $150.
zerocrossing  +   1016d ago
I want a 3DS but Im holding out until its got a better line up, OoT 3D looks good but its not worth me buying a new handheld to play a game I already completed 7 times.
danielle007  +   1016d ago
Well, they announced / showed a bunch of titles at E3. So, you just have to be patient, I spose.

I personally can't fault you for this, because I'm going to do the same thing with the PS Vita, for better or worse. The DS just doesn't appeal to me, luckily.
StbI990  +   1015d ago
EVERYONE is a fool, whoever jumped and didn´t wait for a better version of the 3DS is more than a fool, idiots may fit them bettah.
zero_gamer  +   1015d ago
Trolls are idiots. You're welcome.
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CptFlashHeart  +   1015d ago
I relate to this article - I jumped on the hype train and rode it all the way to 4 games and a pouch for over £300 and now left wondering what to do til Christmas when the next chunk of games I'm interested in release.

What makes it worse is that the trade in/buy back price for 3DS (for the time being anyway) is awful. £110 cash or £125 trade, that's about 50% of what I paid for it :/
Dannehkins  +   1014d ago
Agreed. I had a little check on their re-sale value and it's not as bountiful as I thought it would be.

I am going to take a plunge and go and buy Zelda. I've paid all this money for it so I might as well try and see if I can enjoy it now rather than next year.

Haha.

It's nice to see that people are relating as well!
CptFlashHeart  +   1014d ago
You should, it's well worth the money. It's a magical feeling running around Hyrule in 3D with the sun setting and the music chirping along. :)
ndl1531  +   1014d ago
well i just got one yesterday with zelda ocarina of time and its really good just a few issues . i wish there was an option to dim the bottom screen but not the top its just not needed to have the bottom screen soo bright all the time. next is the volume swich for a system so pricey feels super cheap why didn't they use buttons like the dsi? next is the 3d swich also moves when you have it in your pocket etc.(again cheap) . no doubt these problems will be fixed when the inevitable next incarnation of the system is released but cant help but think is nintendo doing this purposely ? p.s. im playing zelda at the moment and loving it but i absolutely cant stand the 3d effect . its horrible and you have to stay completely still for it to work . any slight movement and it ruins the whole thing . anyway i went into parental controls and completely swiched off the 3d . it looks awesome the brief moments that it works but not worth the headaches . zelda is a blast though hehe
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rexbolt  +   1014d ago
it does not ruin it for me? maybe get ur 3ds fixed for erros and with glassesless 3d wut can u expsect u cant really move while ur seeeing it on a 3d tv ether lol i need to stay in front of it with the glasses if ur house is at angle i say dont even get 3d tv XD
ndl1531  +   1013d ago
i think it works fine just that i cant handle the 3d effect. how would i check my 3ds for errors ? just curious . anyway im loving zelda man never got to play it so its my firs time thats why i got one so soon if it wasn't for zelda man i would have never got one the launch lineup was horrible
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dredgewalker  +   1014d ago
I usually let a year or 2 pass before getting a console or handheld, because at that time the game library would be plentiful and the newer models are cheaper and better than the launch models.
rexbolt  +   1014d ago
i dont regreret it I HAVE ssf4 and zelda im going to get ghost recon and i have links awakening DX my dsi triggers broke sop yeah XD y would i buy another dsi instead of a 3ds which this holiday season will have loads of games to play
dredgewalker  +   1012d ago
My brother bought a 3DS yesterday and when I borrowed it and played with the 3d on I got a little dizzy. Some games don't make sense with the 3D and if you remove the 3D the games are just basically DS games. I guess it's still too early to expect the best games for it so hopefully by next year the 3DS will have a better line-up to showcase its full potential.
May23  +   994d ago
Dannehkins, I believe that you just want to share your experience with us. Whenever new game console launchs, it has a big shock on everyone, has great commercial opportunity because of people flock to buy. But it's also a great attractivity for people who wants to own a fashional one and meets addicted gamers' need.
I have not so much money to get one at that time, so I got them later 1 years.

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